There’s a really good reason tuesday’s ‘challenge’ elimination looked so familiar

If “Strung Out” gave you a bit of déjà vu on Tuesday night’s “Battle of the Exes 2” episode, you weren’t alone.


The Dome game, through which Leroy and Nia shockingly eliminated Johnny Bananas and Nany, challenged players to traverse a wooden log while suspended beneath it, and the process — which looked more trying than marathon training — completely exhausted the players involved.

But after giving it some thought, we realized we’d seen those same beads of sweat before…

In 2009, about halfway through “The Ruins,” Syrus and Veronica of The Champions took on Cohutta and KellyAnne of The Challengers in a noticeably similar game. And in the video below, “Hog Tie” proves to be just as draining the first time around.

Though the game’s two previous winners put up a good fight, they were both eliminated by “The Challenge” newbies, and it was the last time we’d see either of them on the show. TIME FOR A COMEBACK TOUR, WETHINKS!

Tell us if you remember the “The Ruins” elimination, and be sure to catch an all-new episode of “Battle of the Exes 2″ Tuesday night at 11e/8p!